Located 1 foot deep using a metal detector. Ammo can was unopened but rusted through. Location within prior U.S. Zone of Berlin, area used for training by the U.S. Army Berlin Brigade 1948-1989.
Cal .30 Blank
Headstamp LC 53
Two belts of 170 rounds each in a sealed can. Belts placed in opposite directions, requiring can to be turned to feed second link.
- Anyone know why the links faced opposite one another?
- Anyone know what the can said on the line with M_1__9__?
- Anyone have a pic of a decent can like this one?
These pics were sent to me by a retired Berlin police officer who has built a website devoted to the Americans who served in Berlin during the Cold War. He rode alongside them patrolling the Berlin Wall. His work honors our Veterans of that period. He lives near the training grounds and finds casings and various other items, regularly.
Here’s his website, if you are interested. The guy’s dedication to our troops is pretty impressive.